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Why does Fitzgerald describe the party 9in the passage beginning 'By seven o'clock the orchestra has arrived") in the present tense?

 

luisa r #273201
Oct 07, 2012 4:18 PM

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Why does Fitzgerald describe the party 9in the passage beginning 'By seven o'clock the orchestra has arrived") in the present tense?
 

Aslan
Oct 07, 2012 4:22 PM

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This is so we experience exactly what Nick is.We experience the party with him rather that about him at the party.
 

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